Safran Landing Systems has signed a five-year contract with Gulf Air, the Bahrain’s national airline, to carry out maintenance operations on the landing gear of six Airbus A321s and one A320. These operations will take place at Safran Landing Systems’ MRO center based in Gloucester, Safran Landing Systems Services UK.

Bruno Chiarelli, Executive VP MRO, Safran Landing Systems: “Gulf Air is a very important customer for the MRO Division of Safran Landing Systems and by awarding this contract to our Gloucester facility, for six A321 and one A320 landing gear shipsets over the next five years, Gulf Air has confirmed its confidence in the quality and performance of our network.”

Captain Waleed AlAlawi, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Air, said “the landing gear is one of the most critical equipment and it is very valuable to be able to work with Safran Landing Systems (SLS), which is one of the leading maintenance organizations for the gears in the industry. As the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the A321 gears, Safran Landing Systems has a
deep knowledge of its products, and it is this aspect which will ensure highest standard of safety, quality and maintenance standards for Gulf Air. We are looking forward to working closely with SLS on this project.”